By Valerie Minard Ben Franklin’s quip, “An ounce of prevention, is worth a pound of cure,” may not always prove right – at least when it comes to medical screenings. According to the U.S. Preventive Service Task Force, medical testing may actually do more harm than good. Although initial screenings may be harmless, the resulting […]
By Valerie Minard You’ve heard of the “horse whisperer,” a special person that can tame the spirit of wild horses. Well now there are “man whisperers” too! They come in the form of man’s best friend–his or her dog! Yes, Fido just might be pushing some psychiatrists and therapists out of business. According to Deborah […]
By Valerie Minard Remember when a childhood temper tantrum, grief over a loved one’s passing, or the euphemistic senior moment was considered a “normal” part of life’s challenges? Well, the recent update of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)–the leading authority on mental health diagnosis and research– has […]
I recommend this article in Psychology Today. It offers some good food for thought as we envision the future of health care for the nation or ourselves. It’s Never Too Late to Ask: Is This the Way to Health?